March 13, 2023
GPUs are changing the nature of engineering simulation, according to a new ebook by Jon Peddie Research (JPR). In Accelerating and Advancing CAE (Computer Aided Engineering), released September, 2022, JPR notes, “The major engineering simulation software providers including Altair, Ansys, Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes (Simulia), Hexagon MSC, and Siemens have relied on technology developed when CPUs were the primary engine driving computations. The arrival of graphics processing units (GPUs) in 2000 set the stage for a major transition in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) as has happened in so many fields that benefit from parallel processing.”
CAE tools are used in a broad range of disciplines and have traditionally been used by specialists. However, mainstream CAD represents a major opportunity for CAE growth. JPR’s ebook traces the transformation of different types of CAE software. It also weighs in on the impact of the newer SaaS-style simulation tools.